We are in the midst of a multi day storm that is bringing mid winter conditions and feet of powder. I'll post my day and everybody pile on. I want to hear about all the othewr resorts. My friend who lives at Alta says Friday is going to be THE DAY... but today, holly crap...
I skied Alta Monday with two feet and posted a TR- then it sort of cleared yesterday (although the Cottonwoods probably didn't) and last night we got a report of 6" at the PC resorts. I went up just for the heck of it not expecting much. The front of the mountain had 6". Mid Mountain had 12" The back bowls had 18" to two feet in spots. With the drifts, we had thigh deep powder in lots of places- especially chutes and trees. I can't wait to hear from the Cottonwoods. The wind was gale force on the ridge tops- I actually nearly got blown off on a ridgehike, probably not very smart, hiking up high... Driving, dumping snow all day. Really nice consistancy- sugary and light. There's very few people out this time of year in this storm. Deer Valley, in the trees would have been great today. No complaints. The back bowls of PCMR were amazing. Scott's was blown in, thigh deep and hardly tracked. I guess only crazy people make that hike in this storm. Anyway, here's some art shots; I didn't have my camera again. I had no idea how good this would be. Used the phone. kind of cool shots, though....
Pete on his MonoBoard
Pete buckles up before dropping into Scott's Bowl
Looking over the cornice into Scott's Bowl. The wind had dumped several feet of blower under that lip.
Hiking this ridge was probably a bad idea...but the untracked pow below was worth it.
The winds were so strong on Pinyon Ridge we took shelter behind a little bump halfway.
Sorry- no action shots just tracks...
That's PCMR...how was the rest of the Wasatch today? Or I should say, all this week?
Edited by Mr. Crab - 3/26/2009 at 11:29 am